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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
+1 334-263-3970
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick church to lead the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott, which ignited the civil rights movement. Steeped in history, this church, where Dr. King served as pastor from 1954 to 1960, was also the site of many civil rights meetings during that era.
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454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
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"tour guide"
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"the civil rights movement"
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"dexter avenue"
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"sunday service"
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"baptist church"
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"wonderful tour"
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"mlk jr"
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"montgomery bus boycott"
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"an amazing experience"
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"rich history"
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"visiting montgomery"
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"come alive"
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"lots of history"
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The tour is $7.50 each, which included a woman talking to us as if we were fifth graders, but I think that's because they pushed us into a group with fifth graders! I considered the entrance fee a donation, since there wasn't much to see,...More

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the best tour guide at Dexter Ave King Baptist Church, Dr. King's first and the only church he pastored. We were greeted with hugs and left with our spirits lifted. You find yourself in awe when you are standing where so many brave...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited the church on March 30th and it was fun and excite to hearing about the late Dr. Martin Lutheran King JR.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the church on April 6th and we were a little early for the 11am tour. Not sure of where to wait, or buy tickets, we went in the front door--not realizing there is really no foyer and pretty much stepped right into the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History at it's best. Just being in the only church that Dr. Kind pastor was a Great experience. Had opportunity to walk into the office that he occupied. The Santuary was so spirtual.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the church and learned much about the times and beginnings for Dr. Martin Luther King. Well organized and informative.

Thank jreedatl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent guided tours of the church where Dr Martin Luther King Jr served as pastor, and where the civil rights movement began.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see if you are doing the civil rights trail or wanting to see real historical places. The church where MLK pastored. The guides here make the story come to life. They are passionate about sharing the story. Small museum in basement.

Thank Patti Beth A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your downtown touring Montgomery and taking in the history the. Please don’t miss this stop. They have guided tour at the top of the hours. MLKs history is embedded in this simple red brick building. Do not miss this.

Thank Greg2117
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without the wonderful staff that welcomed our group to the Church, it would have been just another bland tour. The musicians played and sang some of the songs that were sung by slaves and later during the Civil Rights Movement. There were two women who...More

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The "footprints" in the pedestrian crosswalk, was done in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. The shoe prints represents the thousands of marchers who completed the 54 mile trek from... More
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